Humans are controlled by their history, or rather by their perception of it. As George Orwell said in his incredibly prophetic book, 1984: ‘He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future’. Control the writing of history and you control the perception of where we have come from. That, in turn, becomes the coordinate for where we are and, when projected forward, it is the perceived starting point for where we need to go. One of the major foundations of the global conspiracy has been to sell people a false version of history and life, because, from this, all other forms of control can follow. For instance, only if you accept the official version of 9/11 will you accept the fundamental destruction of basic freedoms to ‘fight the terrorists’ that are alleged to have been responsible.
===The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy (and how to end it) (Icke, David)
What is evil? Historically, the question of evil has been a theological one. Generations of theological apologists have written entire libraries of books in an attempt to certify the existence of a Good God that created an imperfect world. Saint Augustine distinguished between two forms of evil: “moral evil”, the evil humans do, by choice, knowing that they are doing wrong; and “natural evil”, the bad things that just happen – the storm, the flood, volcanic eruptions, fatal disease. And then, there is what Andrew Łobaczewski calls “macrosocial evil”: large-scale evil that overtakes whole societies and nations, and has done so again and again since time immemorial. The history of mankind, when considered objectively, is a terrible thing.
==Political Ponerology (A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes) (Lobaczewski, Andrew M.)
Excellent piece by John Whitehead, though not particularly encouraging.
“She was asked what she had learned from the Holocaust, and she said that 10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and that 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and that the remaining 80 percent could be moved in either direction.”
John W. Whitehead: Rutherford Institute
Please spare me the media hysterics and the outrage and the hypocritical double standards of those whose moral conscience appears to be largely dictated by their political loyalties.
Anyone who believes that the injustices, cruelties and vicious callousness of the U.S. government are unique to the Trump Administration has not been paying attention.
No matter what the team colors might be at any given moment, the playbook remains the same. The leopard has not changed its spots. Scrape off the surface layers and you will find that the American police state that is continuing to wreak havoc on the rights of the people under the Trump Administration is the same police state that wreaked havoc on the rights of the people under every previous administration.
While we squabble over which side is winning this losing battle, a tsunami approaches.
Case in point: in Charlottesville, Va.—home of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, champion of the Bill of Rights, and the nation’s third president—city councilors in a quest for so-called “equity” have proposed eliminating Jefferson’s birthday as a city holiday (which has been on the books since 1945) and replacing it with a day that commemorates the liberation of area slaves following the arrival of Union troops under Gen. Philip Sheridan.
In this way, while the populace wages war over past injustices, injustice in the here and now continues to trample innocent lives underfoot. In Charlottesville, as in the rest of the country, little is being done to stem the tide of the institutional racism that has resulted in disproportionate numbers of black Americans being stopped, frisked, shot at, arrested and jailed.
Just recently, in fact, Phoenix police drew their guns, shouted profanities, assaulted and threatened to shoot a black couple whose 4-year-old daughter allegedly stole a doll from a dollar store. The footage of the incident—in which the cops threaten to shoot the pregnant, young mother in the head in the presence of the couple’s 1- and 4-year-old daughters—is horrifying in every way.
Tell me again why it’s more important to spend valuable political capital debating the birthdays of dead presidents rather than proactively working to put a stop to a government mindset that teaches cops it’s okay to treat citizens of any color with brutality and a blatant disregard for their rights?
The American people have become compulsive believers: left-leaning Americans are determined to believe that the world has become a far more dangerous place under Trump, while right-leaning Americans are equally convinced that Trump has set us on a path to prosperity and security.
Nothing has changed.
The police state is still winning. We the people are still losing.
In fact, the American police state has continued to advance at the same costly, intrusive, privacy-sapping, Constitution-defying, heartbreaking, soul-scorching, relentless pace under the current Tyrant-in-Chief as it did under those who occupied the White House before him (Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc.).
Police haven’t stopped disregarding the rights of citizens.
SWAT teams haven’t stopped crashing through doors and terrorizing families.
The Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security haven’t stopped militarizing and federalizing local police
Schools haven’t stopped treating young people like hard-core prisoners
For-profit private prisons haven’t stopped locking up Americans and immigrants alike at taxpayer expense
Censorship hasn’t stopped
The courts haven’t stopped marching in lockstep with the police state
Government bureaucrats haven’t stopped turning American citizens into criminals
The surveillance state hasn’t stopped spying on Americans’ communications, transactions or movements.
Congress hasn’t stopped enacting draconian laws such as the USA Patriot Act and the NDAA
The Department of Homeland Security hasn’t stopped being a “wasteful, growing, fear-mongering beast
The military industrial complex hasn’t stopped profiting from endless wars abroad
The Deep State’s shadow government hasn’t stopped calling the shots behind the scenes.
And the American people haven’t stopped acting like gullible sheep.